Allison Adelle Hedge Coke


photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz








ALLISON ADELLE HEDGE COKE’S  honors include: 2021 AWP George Garret Award, Texas Institute of Letters (2021), 2020 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals University of Hawai‘i (also Distinguished Writer, UHM, 2014), 2019 Fulbright Scholar – Montenegro, First Jade Female Poetry Festival Sihui China inaugural Excellent Foreign Poet (2018), Lifetime Achievement Award NWCA (2017), US Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellow (2016)… Born in Texas, raised in North Carolina, the Plains, Canada, she comes from working fields, factories, horses and waters. She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California Riverside, author of seven books, editor of ten.